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Supervisor, Behavioral Health, Licensed

Brooklyn, New York Social Services
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Job ID R010821

Provides direct psychosocial services to mentally ill individuals in the community who are experiencing, or are at risk of, an acute psychological crisis or are in need of mental health treatment. Provides assessment, linkage, coordinates with, referral to and follow-up with appropriate ongoing service providers. Provides information and consultation to other community agencies and other disciplines, including other services of VNS Health. Assists in the overall administrative and clinical functioning of the program. Works under general direction.


$70,200.00 - $87,700.00 Annual

• Provides clinical supervision and direction to social work/ behavioral health team members and assumes responsibility for overall program functions in the Program Managers absence. • Organizes various program components for the appropriate utilization and management of staff including triage and case management procedures, staff scheduling, referrals, outreach efforts, evaluations and liaison activities. • Participates in quality assurance activities and ensures compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements. • Screens referrals. • Performs psychosocial evaluation and assessment of mental health service needs and emergency social service needs of identified patients and their families through professional knowledge, skills of observation and interviewing. • Develops and implements short-term service plans for patients, in conjunction with other members of the team. • Provides crisis intervention services to mentally ill individuals whose circumstances and condition require rapid intervention. • Provides supportive counseling, case management and appropriate referrals for ongoing treatment • Prepares case histories and prepares and maintains case records, in accordance with the program’s record keeping protocols. • Encourages service resistant clients to accept mental health services through intervention with clients and/or family members and friends concerned with the client's welfare. • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, rounds and/or case conferences of the program. • Provides linkage, referral and provision of information to appropriate mental health services and social services and social services providers,. • Coordinates and follows up on linkages made between clients and other service agencies and mental health providers to ensure continuity of care. • Liaison with, and consultation to, community agencies. • Provides outreach services to mentally ill individuals referred to the program who are experiencing, or are a t risk of, an acute psychosocial crisis and require mental health intervention in their home or community. • Serves as resource person to the programand other components of the Agency, when requested, pertaining to social services available to patients and establishes a file of community referral sources. • Participates with the program and other appropriate Agency staff in the development and implementation of in-service training and education. • Assists and collaborates with the Program Coordinator/ Program Manager in the overall functioning of the team. • Assumes ProgramCoordinator’s/ Program Manager’s responsibilities in his/her absence, as requested. • Participates in community programs, education and advocacy, as requested. • Contributes to the formulation of clinical and administrative policies and procedures and the preparation on of policy and procedure manuals, as required. • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driver's license required required required LIC- Licensed Mental Health Professional required

Master's Degree in Social work, or other Human Services-related field required

Work Experience:
Minimum three years experience as an MSW working with patients in a mental health setting required

About Us

VNS Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organizations. Innovating in health care for more than 125 years, our commitment to health and well-being is what drives us—we help people live, age and heal where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, connected to their family and community. On any given day, more than 10,000 VNS Health team members deliver compassionate care, unparalleled expertise and 24/7 solutions and resources to the more than 43,000 “neighbors” who look to us for care. Powered and informed by data analytics that are unmatched in the home and community-health industry, VNS Health offers a full range of health care services, solutions and health plans designed to simplify the health care experience and meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities and people we serve in New York and beyond.

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